I have spent some time thinking and researching some activities we can do in conjunction with the winter themed books I listed here. If you don't homeschool, don't let that discourage you from reading this post. These are things you can do on those cold "cooped up" winter weekend days or snowed-in days.
As for me, I am praying for at least one good snow here in our southern town so that we can enjoy a snow day or two. Yes, snow is rare here, but I know the Snow Maker personally and I have put in my request!
Here is what I came up with:
Felt mittens-- I will cut them out and punch holes on the edge so they "sew" them together, glue a number to them, then count that many "snowflakes" to go with it. This is modified from an idea that I found here. From that same blog, I also like this idea, and this one. Oh, and this one too!
Make notecards using snowflake stickers and pretty paper. (I already have the blank notecards to use, bought in a package at Michael's years ago and never used. For great ideas, check out Kelli's blog. This was my inspiration.)
Make beaded snowflakes. I saw several ideas along these lines for Christmas ornaments, but I think these could just as easily be done and hung up for winter decorations. Pretty! Go here for a short "how to." I like the idea of using silver pipe cleaners and blue and white beads. This link also has a pretty simple explanation. (I only do simple crafts-- get too complicated and you've lost me!)
Cut out snowflakes the old fashioned way. I found a couple of videos on how to do this here and here. (I would much rather watch someone do something before I attempt it myself instead of merely reading directions. Plus my kids like watching with me.) We might just use coffee filters because the concensus of what I read is this is easier.
Be sure and leave a comment if you have any great ideas to add to this list! I welcome the help!